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AERC-Cornell Symposium on 'Risk, Knowledge and Health in Africa': ARV Treatment and Time Allocation to Household Tasks: Evidence from Kenya

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https://openknowledge.worldbank.org/handle/10986/4401
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C. Journal articles published externally
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d'Adda, Giovanna
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Goldstein, Markus
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Graff Zivin, Joshua
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Nangami, Mabel
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Thirumurthy, Harsha
dc.date.accessioned
2012-03-30T07:33:27Z
dc.date.available
2012-03-30T07:33:27Z
dc.date.issued
2009
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Using longitudinal survey data collected over a period of two years, this paper examines the impact of antiretroviral (ARV) treatment on the time allocated to various household tasks by treated HIV-positive patients and their household members. We study outcomes such as time devoted to housework, firewood and water collection, as well as care-giving and care-seeking. As treatment improves the health and productivity of patients, we find that female patients in particular are able to increase the amount of time they devote to water and firewood collection. This increased productivity of patients coupled with large decreases in the amount of time they spend seeking medical care leads to a reduced burden on children and other household members. We find evidence that boys and girls in treated patients' households devote less time to housework and other chores. These results suggest that the provision of ARV treatment generates a wide variety of benefits to households in resource-poor settings.
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African Development Review/Revue Africaine de Developpement
dc.identifier.issn
10176772
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http://hdl.handle.net/10986/5565
dc.language.iso
EN
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http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-nd/3.0/igo
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World Bank
dc.subject
Health Production I120
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Health: Government Policy
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Regulation
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Public Health I180
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Economics of Gender
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Non-labor Discrimination J160
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Microeconomic Analyses of Economic Development O120
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Economic Development: Human Resources
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Human Development
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Income Distribution
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Migration O150
dc.title
AERC-Cornell Symposium on 'Risk, Knowledge and Health in Africa': ARV Treatment and Time Allocation to Household Tasks: Evidence from Kenya
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African Development Review/Revue Africaine de Developpement
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Journal Article
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Journal Article
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External Content
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yes
okr.identifier.externaldocumentum
474
okr.journal.nbpages
180-208
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en
okr.peerreview
Academic Peer Review
okr.region.country
Kenya
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http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&db=eoh&AN=1042421&site=ehost-live
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http://www.blackwellpublishing.com/journal.asp?ref=1017-6772
okr.volume
21

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